|"The Newcastle Song"|
Single by Bob Hudson
from the album The Newcastle Song
B-side "Ventriloquist Love"
Format 7" single
Label M7 Records
Writer(s) Bob Hudson
"The Newcastle Song" was a 1975 hit for musician and comedian Bob Hudson.
It poked fun at the working-class youth culture of the City of Newcastle in NSW. The song was recorded in front of a live audience in 1974.
The basic story-line concerns a young man called Normie who goes out with his mates looking to pick up women in Newcastle's main street, Hunter Street, in their "hot - F.J. Holden".
They encounter a young lady and her Hells Angel date outside the "Parthenon Milk Bar". Apparently, the Parthenon Milk Bar survived in Hunter Street into the 1990s as a local business.
Bob Hudson later went on to work at the ABC's 2JJ radio station in Sydney as a DJ, after it started broadcasting in 1975.
Hudson also wrote Girls in our Town, a more serious look at the position of young women in towns like Newcastle, which was performed by Margret RoadKnight.